I have a string and want to know of which Unicode characters it consists. Character name and code point is sufficient.
A solution must be FLOSS and run natively on GNU/Linux.
The command-line tool
unicode can do this, but the display of the results is not easy to parse visually, as the characters are displayed inbetween each character’s metadata block:
The web app http://rishida.net/uniview/ has a better presentation, as you can read your original string (although vertical) next to the result, without having to skip metadata lines:
Which tool has a better result presentation?
Ideally it would be a GUI where the input string is shown horizontally, non-visual characters get marked somehow, and clicking on a character shows its name and metadata. But I’m open for other solutions; I’d even be happy with an UniView-like display, if there is a local client using somethimg similar.